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Tune ID#293 (Caucus at Secaucus)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Caucus at Secaucus about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MMR 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel40ABBCCG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Caucus at Secaucus, The / The Caucus Reel / Caucus Reel / The Caucus (2nd in set Fionn O'Donnell on AtR 2) (also all parts singled) (the composer's intended title was "The Caucus at Secaucus" according to an e-mail from Jean Duval to Kevin Krell 14 August 2005) (composed by Jean Duval also spelled as Jean Duvall in 1991)
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Discography cd

Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~19957#1
[MMR 1] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Dangerous Reel. Mike Rafferty (flute, whistle, pipes), Mary Rafferty (accordion, flute, whistle). For this tune: Mike (flute), Mary (flute), later with (whistle).
~200112#2
[AtR 2] At the Racket. Mirth-Making Heroes. John Carty (fiddle, banjo), Brian McGrath (banjo, piano, keyboards), Seamus O'Donnell (flute, saxophone, vocals), Garry O'Briain (guitar, mandocello, piano), Brid Dooley (vocals).
20023#1
[AJK] Alan and John Kelly. Fourmilehouse. Alan Kelly (piano accordion), John Kelly (flute, whistle). For this tune: John Kelly (flute).
~20051.3#1
[WFO 3] Wooden Flute Obsession 3. Noel Sweeney (flute).
~200613#1
[JasCt] James Carty. Upon My Soul. James Carty (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~20082#2
[COG 2] Conal Ó Gráda. Cnoc Buí. Conal Ó Gráda (flute).
20113#3
[PMcGl 2] Paul McGlinchey. The Boys of the Town. Paul McGlinchey (flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Fionn O'Donnell
AtR 2
Fisherman's Lilt
COG 2
Larry's Favourite
PMcGl 2
Played beforeOn Albums
O'Reilly's Greyhound
AtR 2
Lady on the Island
AJK
Lady Gordon
WFO 3
Peter Flanagan's
JasCt

Bibliography

Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order. I have discovered by careful comparison that these are musical matches to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #91 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [available]

If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1995